Covid-19 update: 743 new infections and 952 recoveries in 24 hours

Kathmandu, Dec. 23: With 743 new cases of novel coronavirus confirmed on Wednesday, the national COVID-19 tally has surged to 255,979.

“In 6,559 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 743 persons, 279 females and 464 males, were found to have been infected with SARS-CoV-2,” the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its daily update.

Currently, there are 7,515 active cases of COVID-19, of which 4,119 patients are receiving treatment in institutional isolation, 248 are admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 50 are receiving treatment with ventilator facility.

A total of 409 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Meanwhile, 952 COVID-19 patients receiving treatment institutional isolation or staying in home isolation recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours. Nepal has now recorded 246,661 cases of recoveries and the recovery rate has reached 96.3 per cent.

A total of five people succumbed to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours and with this, the national COVID-19 related death tally has reached 1,803.

318 new cases of Covid-19 surface in Kathmandu Valley

The three districts of Kathmandu valley reported as many as 318 new cases of the coronavirus infection on Wednesday.

Of the total 743 new cases in the country, Kathmandu district reported 250 infections while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur registered 34 and 34 infections respectively.

Of those newly infected in the valley, 118 are females while 200 are males.

Currently, there are 3,213 active infections in Kathmandu, 529 in Lalitpur, and 234 in Bhaktapur. The total number of active cases throughout Nepal, as of today, is 7,515.

So far, 456 fatalities from Covid-19 have been reported in Kathmandu, 98 in Bhaktapur, and 143 in Lalitpur. The nationwide death-toll has advanced to 1,803.

Meanwhile, a total of 91,790 people have recovered from the infection in Kathmandu while 14,253 have recovered in Lalitpur and 8,389 in Bhaktapur.

Kathmandu and Lalitpur are the two districts to have over 500 active cases. Likewise, Mugu is the only district with zero live infections at present.

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